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Kingston Trio - The Reverend Mr Black chords

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THE REVEREND MISTER BLACK:The Kingston Trio.
#8 in 1963.

#1.(SPOKEN)
[G]
He rode easy in the saddle, he was tall and lean,
       [C]
And at first you thought nothin' but a streak of mean
      [G]
could make a man look so downright strong..
        [D]
but one look in his eyes and you knew you were wrong.
         [G]
He was a mountain of a man and I want you to know
         [C]
he could preach hot hell in the freezin' snow.

He carried a bible, in a canvas sack,
                              [D]            [G]        
and folks just called him the Reverend Mr. Black.
[G]                              [C]                  
He was poor as a beggar but he rode like a king,
    [G]
And sometimes in the evenin' I could hear him sing...

CHORUS:(SUNG)
[G]
I got to walk that lonesome valley.
         [D]            [G]
I got to walk it by myself.
[G7]         [C]                [G]
Oh, nobody else can walk it for me,
               [D]       [G]
I got to walk, it by myself.

#2.(SPOKEN)(Same chords as #1)

If ever I could have thought this man in black,

was soft..had any yellow up his back..

I gave that notion up the day 

a lumberjack came in and wasn't to pray.

Yeah, he kicked open the meetin' house door,

and he cussed everybody up and down the floor.

And then when things got quiet in the place,

He walked up and cussed in the preacher's face.

He hit that reverend like the kick of a mule,

And to my way of thinkin it took a pure fool

to turn the other cheek to that lumberjack,

but that's what he did, the Reverend Mr. Black.

He stood like a rock, a man among men,

then he let that lumberjack hit him again.

And then with a voice as kind as could be,

he cut him down like a big Oak tree when he said..

CHORUS:(SUNG)
[G]
You got to walk that lonesome valley,
           [D]              [G]
You got to walk it by yourself.
[G7]         [C]                 [G]
For nobody else, can walk it for you.
                 [D]         [G]
You got to walk, it by yourself.

#3.(SPOKEN:)(Chords same as #2.)

It's been many years since we had to part,

and I guess I learned his ways by heart.

I can still hear his sermons ring..

down in the valley where he used to sing.

I followed him, yes sir, and I don't regret it.

Hope that I'll always be a credit, to his memory,

cause I want you to understand,

The Reverend Mr. Black was my old man.

CHORUS:(x2)
[G]
You got to walk that lonesome valley.
           [D]              [G]
You got to walk it by yourself.
[G7]         [C]                [G]
Oh, nobody else can walk it for you.
                 [D]         [G]
You got to walk, it by yourself.


A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.

 


            
            
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